Environmentalist Natalie Kyriacou joins Pollination

15 February 2023 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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Climate change investment and advisory firm Pollination has welcomed environmentalist Natalie Kyriacou to its director ranks in Melbourne, who joins after spending the past four years with a Big Four firm.

Prominent environmentalist Natalie Kyriacou has joined ANZ-backed climate change advisory Pollination as a director after four years at PwC.

Kyriacou is the founder and CEO of educational social enterprise My Green World, which together with her other efforts around conservation and environmental awareness has seen Kyriacou earn a swag of accolades, including a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) awarded in 2018.

Natalie Kyriacou, Director, Pollination

A masters’ holder in international relations from the University of Melbourne, where she was a member of its animal research ethics committee, Kyriacou joined PwC as an environmental and social impact advisor at the beginning of 2019, also providing subject matter expertise in the area of biodiversity.

Prior to joining PwC, Kyriacou had established herself a frequent guest speaker, which she continues to do alongside serving as a board committee member with CARE Australia.

Now, following in the footsteps of former Boston Consulting Group partner Wendy Mackay last year, Kyriacou crosses from the consulting big leagues to a sustainability-focused boutique, joining approximately 160 other Pollination professionals spread across outlets in Sydney, Melbourne, London, Washington and Chicago. According to co-founders Tony O'Sullivan and Martijn Wilder, the firm was established with a singular intent; to accelerate the transition to net zero.

“After four years at PwC, I feel incredibly grateful to be able to continue my work in the environmental space,” Kyriacou stated in announcing her new role. “I still pinch myself that I am lucky enough to earn a living doing what I love, which is advocating for environmental and social equity ALL day! Thank you to PwC for not only giving me the opportunity to be part of the formation of ESG at PwC, but for supporting me while I pursued my outside passions.”

One of those passions is My Green World, which Kyriacou founded a decade ago to provide inclusive youth education programs on topics concerning the environment, with the social enterprise’s nature-positive mobile game World of the Wild released to much attention in 2016. Two years later Kyriacou received an OAM for “services to wildlife and environmental conservation and education”, while also at the being featured on the Forbes magazine’s 30 under 30 list.